One month ban on storage and sale of Maggi noodles in Gujarat

Gandhinagar

Government of Gujarat has banned the sale of Nestlé’s Maggi Noodles and SK Food Products’ Hakka Noodles for one month after finding the products carrying lead and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in more than permissible limits, Health Minister Nitinbhai Patel said here today.

The products were declared unsafe under the provision of Food Safety and Standards Act. The samples with MSG coming under misbranding would come up for hearing in the court of District Adjudicating Officer.

The government has ordered recalling all the packages of the Maggi noodles and Hakka noodles from the market and stocks with immediate effect. The government has banned the traders from selling the products, too.

As per the laboratory tests, lead in 14 out of 27 samples of Maggi noodles found to be higher than permissible limit of 2.5 ppm, ranging from 2.6 to 5.0 ppm. Similarly, the SK Food Products’ Hakka noodles were found to be containing lead above 4 ppm and declared unsafe.

Samples of Pune-based Sunfeast Company’s noodles were also taken for testing which were also found to have MSG and hence declared as not as per standard.

– DeshGujarat

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